[audacity4blind] Re: Editing multiple tracks and question about synclock tracks

  • From: Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:50:47 +1100

Hi Thomas

I think I understand the sync lock feature correctly from a quick read of the Manual and brief experimentation. Once you have sync locked tracks, you don't have to select more than one in the group to apply whatever you do to a selected one to others in the group. Because you selected two tracks, deleting a portion would remove it from both tracks regardless of whether sync lock is turned on or off.

Now to your second question. Think of Audacity a bit like a word processor. Let's assume you moved your cursor to one minute into the track, selected some audio and deleted it. Your cursor will still be at that point. To hear earlier audio you will have to move the cursor to the left. On the other hand, if you play from the beginning and stop by pressing the spacebar, next time you press the spacebar to play it will start from the beginning because you have not moved the cursor.


On 9/12/2016 9:41 AM, Thomas Byskov Dalgaard wrote:


Sorry for this (perhaps) newbie question, but I believe I have misunderstood something for ages regarding Audacity, so can someone please tell me how the following is possible?
I have given the 2.1 release of Audacity a testdrive on my Mac, and it works quite well so far, so these questions can hopefuly be answered by anyone...

I imported three files to Audacity and selected two of the three tracks. Now everytime I remove something from the selected tracks it just works without having to synclock tracks... Why is that?
I thought I had to synclock tracks before making that kind of edits.., but it looks like something has changed much here since I last played with Audacity for real. :)
Why should one now use the synclock tracks option if Audacity does this by default?
Another thing, which I always forget when I revisit Audacity is why the cursor jumps to the start of an edit... Suppose I have deleted a few seconds into a file and when I playback the audio, I hear from the position of my edit. I have to press the left arrow and then move the cursor backwards again to hear more of the audio... Can I change this or how did some of you get use to this?
Thanks in advance fonyr advice.

Best regards Thomas

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